Responsys

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Responsys Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
121 Reviews
3.7
121 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is also something that is good as well; the managers encourage that work stays at work (in 10 reviews)

  • Get to work with some good people (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is growing fast and sometimes systems/information management, etc (in 3 reviews)

  • I see staff here work hard and generally there is no opportunity to grow (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lively environment with can-do attitude

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Responsys full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful environment to work in.
    People are passionate about what they do.
    Everyone is willing to help and encourage one another.
    Start up feel

    Cons

    Being acquired by Oracle
    Not THAT much room for growth
    Median salaries
    Location of SF office
    Not much interaction between the offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep same start-up feel even though being acquired by Oracle

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great working environment in the corporate world.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Campaign Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Campaign Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Responsys full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great employee atmosphere, collaborative work environment, and plenty of room for growth. Company has strong value of work/life balance, including great outings and company sponsored activities.

    Cons

    Pay could be more competitive for comparable industry positions. Upcoming acquisition by Oracle is going to restrict some of the perks that are currently in place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business is set to grow, good culture for younger tech savvy people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Responsys full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, culture, opportunities for promotion and growth. New learning opportunities are always around the corner. You'll definitely stay busy. Opportunities to work from home in many positions.

    Cons

    Project management and workflow is sometimes inconsistent. Slower than average to adopt new technologies and ideas. Culture subject to change and potential degradation as company grows larger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline your communication process. Keep things relevant and straight forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager

    I have been working at Responsys full-time

    Pros

    - Great people who are always willing to help you solve a problem (as long as you are also -doing your homework and pulling your weight).
    - Very motivated company. Everyone is excited to be on the team and happy generally speaking
    - Work hard and promotions will come

    Cons

    - At times it can be difficult to get a resource lined up for a project. I feel this is due to the amount of new clients and the expansion of current clients coming in the door. Not a bad problem to have for a business however, its a little red tape that gets frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the Sales handoff process in regards to knowledge transfer between Sales and Account Management team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    The great work environment and culture is fading.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Responsys full-time

    Pros

    CEO has great intentions and true open door policy. Some areas of the company still have a flexible start-up feeling, and show appreciation for good work ethic.

    Cons

    Middle management has high turnover and is not supportive of the employees on their teams. No middle ground between micromanagement and absent managers. It seems to be only one or the other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the morale of the people working directly with clients. Employee attitudes are a direct reflection of Responsys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Coming up on my 3 year anniversary at Responsys and the time has flown by!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Responsys full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fellow colleagues are in it to win it. Mutual respect and desire to success across all facets of the organization. There's a true sense of ownership at this company. In addition, the company continues to invest in securing top talent across product, marketing, sales, and engineering. We remain at the top of our game despite some competitors being acquired by larger SaaS firms.

    Cons

    Don't come to Responsys if you plan on just getting by. You need to be smart and put in some sweat equity to succeed here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to stay ahead of the curve. We operate in a very disruptive marketplace and must invest in our people, technology, and partnerships to remain on top.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful place to work, that is growing and profitable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Responsys full-time

    Pros

    lots of opportunity for growth within the company. My voice is heard to be able to influence change. we have the best employees in the world.

    Cons

    We need to keep hiring ahead of the curve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be worse, but could be better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Responsys full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Downtown SF location is perfect, and Responsys really knows how to hire nice, hard-working and innovative people. For the most part, the team I work with is awesome. Good benefits, that continue to get even better.

    Cons

    Compensation leaves something to be desired. Salaries really need to be well negotiated up front, because any raises after initial hiring will be the bare minimum. Some promotions are in "title only". Responsys is a growing company, and hires a lot of senior level people, which can leave its current employees feeling passed over. Work/Life balance can be out of whack, and salaried employees who consistently work more than 40 hours per week, are not always acknowledged for their hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work on growing a great company, but don't forget about your longtime employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    We're a force to be reckoned with!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Responsys full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Greatest office culture ever where ambitious results are always rewarded. Responsys is still growing and beating all the competition with our superior product and excellent service.

    Lots of folks leaving other companies because the hours aren't long and the workload is manageable. New School Marketing works.

    Revenue is always growing and everyone is trying to join us because we love profit! Many will apply but very few will get accepted. Only the best can be part of our success story.

    Cons

    We need more team building after office hours to keep up the momentum. Most of all, the wonderful reviews here are all real unlike many from our competitors (who are usually pressured by HQ to write good reviews).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course because we are winning the future!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Current Employee - Recruiter

    I have been working at Responsys full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Collaboration, teamwork, accountability, flexibility, fun, smartest people I have ever worked with.

    Cons

    Some growing pains due to rapid industry growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep hiring great talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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